Audio-Technica ATH-W5000 review

Audio-Technica's £700 flagship is a mixed bag

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"Too much of a mixed blessing for straight recommendation, this headphone has potential that we hope future developments may be able to unlock. In the meantime, the excellent ATH-W1000 at £400 is what we'd recommend"
For
  • Fantastic bass
  • Clean and rhythmic
  • Very extended treble
  • High sensitivity and more than generous maximum sound output
Against
  • Treble can be a little bright
  • Everything is undermined by a degree of muddle in complex sounds
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